The true crime tale of Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, who murdered his pregnant wife and two young daughters and blamed it on hippies.
Carousel Court is the story of Nick and Phoebe Maguire, a young couple who move cross-country to Southern California in search of a fresh start for themselves and their infant son. They arrive at the worst possible economic time. Instead of landing in a beachside property, they find themselves cemented into the dark heart of foreclosure alley, surrounded by neighbors being drowned by their underwater homes. Nick and Phoebe both devise their own plans to claw their way back into the middle class and beyond.
"Wonderful, brilliant, and touching"
At 39, Nancy Kissel had it all: the royal lifestyle of the expatriate wife, three young children, and what a friend described as "the best marriage in the universe". That marriage - to investment banker Robert Kissel - ended one November night in 2003 in their luxury apartment high above Hong Kong's glittering Victoria Harbour, when Robert was murdered and Nancy became the prime suspect.
Searing, yet strangely moving and even sympathetic, The Last Brother presents a detailed, tragic portrait of a man at war with himself, doomed to live in the giant shadow of his brothers, trapped in the glorious but hollow Kennedy myth, longing - but unable - to escape.
"Worth reading as ONE input into the Kennedy legacy"
The Delivery Man is a thrilling and astonishing debut - a scary, fast-paced, and illuminating portrait of the MySpace generation. It is a love story set against the surreal excess of Las Vegas - and the artificial suburbs, gated communities, and freeways that surround it - where broken lives come to seek new beginnings and casinos feed the lust of tourists and residents alike. Ultrasophisticated local kids grow up fast and burn out early.
The Marshalls were the perfect family in the perfect town. They had new cars and a permanent place in the country-club set. Then, on a chilly September night, Maria Marshall - the beautiful wife and mother - was murdered in cold blood. The tragedy had only just begun.
"Chilling, Rveting and Hard to Fathom"
The gruesome true story of a small town murder in 1988.
"A good true crime story"
Just in time for the kickoff of the 2012 presidential campaign, Joe McGinniss, the author of the classic account of the packaging of a presidential candidate, The Selling of the President; of the acclaimed search for the essence of Alaska, Going to Extremes; and of the best-selling study of the dark family secrets of an American patriarch, Fatal Vision; presents his already controversial investigative chronicle of Sarah Palin as an individual, politician, and cultural phenomenon.
"Thoughtful account, contrary to popular belief"